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MACLAY, William

(1765—1825)


MACLAY, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Lurgan Township, Franklin County, Pa., March 22, 1765; attended the country schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced the practice of his profession at Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa.; county commissioner in 1805 and 1806; was a member of the State house of representatives in 1807 and 1808; associate judge for the Cumberland district in 1809; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); died in Lurgan, Franklin County, Pa., January 4, 1825; interment in Middle Springs Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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